Tag: United States

Bernie Sanders: US ‘complicit’ in Israel’s ‘occupation’ of the Palestinians

US Senator Bernie Sanders said the United States is “complicit” in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. “[B]ut that is not to say … that Israel is the only party at fault,” Sanders, an independent senator from Virginia, said in an interview with The Intercept news website published Friday evening.Be the first to […]

North Korea says US declared war, says it can shoot down bombers

North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused President Donald Trump of declaring war, saying that gives the rogue regime the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers.Pyongyang could target planes even when they are not flying in North Korean airspace, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters in New York.”The whole world should clearly remember […]

Trump the ‘deal maker’ – good for Middle East?

The head of messianic Jewish ministry admits being deeply troubled that Donald Trump appears ready to use his “art of the deal” persona to attempt to bring about a two-state solution to the Palestinian problem.On Wednesday President Trump – during the gathering of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly – met on the […]

North Korea may consider H-bomb test in Pacific, Kim calls Trump ‘deranged’

North Korea said on Friday it might test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean after President Donald Trump vowed to destroy the reclusive country, with leader Kim Jong Un promising to make Trump pay dearly for his threats.Kim did not specify what action he would take against the United States or Trump, whom he […]

Tillerson: ‘We Have Seen Anything But a Peaceful, Stable Region’ Since the Iran Deal

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that since the Iran deal was confirmed, “we have seen anything but a peaceful, stable region” and that’s the “real issue” with the agreement.“And that’s why we talk about Iran defaulting on these expectations, because those expectations clearly have not been met,” said Tillerson told reporters during a […]

If threatened, U.S. will ‘totally destroy’ North Korea, Trump vows

U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.”In a hard-edged speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Trump offered a grim portrait of a world in […]

US on high alert amid North Korea’s cyber threats

North Korea’s threats against the U.S. have brought a heightened sense of awareness around cyber threats, according to current and former government officials, operators of critical industrial systems, and other experts.The U.N. Security Council last week approved new sanctions against Pyongyang, prompting vows of retaliation, specifically against the U.S. Sources said the programs and entities […]

From tug of war with Obama to Trump’s warm embrace: Benjamin Netanyahu heads for UN

One of the most striking elements in the run-up to Monday’s meeting in New York between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump is the lack of the apocalyptic background noise that preceded almost every meeting between Netanyahu and Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.There was certainly a great deal of expectation of a boom […]

US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea

The U.S. military flew advanced bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula and near Japan in drills with South Korean and Japanese warplanes on Monday, three days after North Korea fired a missile over Japan.The United States often sends powerful military aircraft in a show of force in times of heightened animosities with North […]

UN has exhausted its options on Korean Peninsula, says US ambassador Nikki Haley

Washington: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned that the world body has “exhausted” its options on the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue.”We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the security council at this point,” Haley on Sunday said in an interview with the CNN.”None of us want war,” […]